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unusual brake / parking brake question

Brett Proctor

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Your going to make me research this for more info aren't you??*laugh*:D

New system: electric parking brake
A recent variation is the electric parking brake. First installed in the 2001 Renault Vel Satis, electric brakes have since appeared in a number of vehicles, including the Audi A4, A5, A6 and A8, the 2010 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback, the 2002 BMW 7 Series, 2009 BMW Z4, Lincoln LS, Jaguar S-Type, XF and XJ, Renault Scénic, Espace, Laguna II.phase II, 2009 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, 2010 Opel/Vauxhall Astra, 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Meriva, Volkswagen Passat, Citroën C4 Picasso, Citroën C6, the new Citroën C5, and the new 2011 Buick Regal and Chevrolet Volt.
Two variations are available: In the more-traditional "cable-pulling" type, an electric motor simply pulls the emergency brake cable rather than a mechanical handle in the cabin. A more complex unit uses two computer-controlled motors attached to the rear brake calipers to activate it.
It is expected that these systems will incorporate other features in the future. BMW, Renault Subaru and VW already have a system where the emergency brake initiates when the car stops and then goes off as soon as the gas pedal is pressed preventing the car from rolling. The new feature is called a hill hold. The vehicle operator can easily turn off the system.
There is also a single un-verified report of the brake disengaging randomly.[2]

Info from Wikipedia
Parking brake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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The switching braking mechanism installation in a conventional dune cart basically closed the automobile parking braking mechanism caliper on one part of the automobile at the back. All parking/emergency braking system should be a individual caliper anyway, I've never seen a development automobile that uses the same braking mechanism caliper as a automobile parking braking mechanism. It's against DOT value anyway.. . . . . . . . .